We start the links on a sad note this week. Brain, Child, which Cate wrote about recently, is closing up shop. Sad to see them go. Tracy Mayor wrote a lovely tribute to the magazine. In the same vein, GOOD has laid off pretty much its entire editorial staff. That can’t bode well (see how I avoided the “that can’t be ‘good’ pun”).
On a happier (and really cool note): It’s the literary canon in graphic novel form. Awesome.
While we are on the awesome train, I enjoy it when two parts of my nerd-world combine. Here, you can read Nobel-Prize-Winning Economist Paul Krugman talking about sci-fi books. In yet another instance of nerd-world duality, it’s T.S. Eliot and pop music.
The Nation has a lengthy, but worthwhile read on the effect of Amazon on the book industry.
In one that goes out especially to my mother-in-law: Jane Austen novels ranked.
I love The Paris Review and this article about their connection with the CIA is really interesting.